Marion Art Center

Death by Design opens at the Marion Art Center (MAC) on Friday, August 23. The Marion Art Center is pleased to present Death by Design by Rob Urbinati, directed by Kate Fishman. The cast includes Camerin Bennett, Gavin Bressler, Scott Fishman, Sabrina Guilbeault, Cynthia Latham, Tristan McCann, Susan Sullivan, and Harvey Ussach.

            Performances will be held Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25 and Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, September 1. All Thurs, Fri, and Sat productions will begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees will start at 2:00 pm. Tickets ($18 for MAC members, $20 for non-members) are available for purchase in person, by phone, or online at

            Death by Design is a farcical look at the British Murder Mystery. What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.

            Poetry Club at the MAC – The Marion Art Center will host the next meeting of the newly-created MAC Poetry Group on Tuesday, August 27from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Marion Art Center. Whether you have hundreds of poems scribbled throughout your home library or have just begun writing, you are welcome to join this easy-going group! There is no cost to join. Attendees should bring an open mind, an open heart, and 1-3 poems to share with the group. During the meetings, the group will workshop poems in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Poets of all levels are welcome to join! For more information, please call Stacie Charbonneau Hess at 508-524-5773 or the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266.

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